Bernard Horreaux has led a rich and varied career in the service of music. After having taught cello for nearly 25 years at the conservatories of Saintes, Cognac and then at the CRD of Angoulême, he was a study advisor at the Regional Conservatoire of Bordeaux and then director of the Barbezieux Conservatoire in Charente. He ended his career as deputy director and then director of the Charente departmental music school. He has also participated in numerous concerts as a soloist, chamber musician (he is one of the founders of the baroque ensemble Affetti Musicali) and an orchestral musician.
However, conservatory management gradually led him away from playing the instrument, and his beloved cello became mute… until he decided to consider the possibility of lending it.
He declares: “I didn’t want to organise this on my own. I naturally turned to a trustworthy organisation like Talents & Violon ‘celles. Because the way the loan is organised is reassuring, both for the person who is lending and for the student who benefits from the loan.
Recently retired, Bernard Horreaux has acquired a viola and a violin, which he has also chosen to lend to Talents & Violon’celles to help young people develop their talent.